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Leading Digital Transformation 


Learn about the joint McMaster University | Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium - Leading Digital Transformation Professional Micro-Credential Certificate course.

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Leading Digital Transformation


19 June 2023 | Online Live

Registration Closed

Focused on enabling leaders to execute a digital transformation strategy within their own business units.

A joint training initiative between McMaster University and the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium - the Leading Digital Transformation (LDT) course uses an industry-led approach bringing together senior business leaders to share best practices, lessons learned, tools & techniques.
Participants will gain insight into the challenges, opportunities & benefits of business unit digital transformation, focusing on leadership & execution. They will also understand the importance of defining the critical current state of operations, benchmarking & gap analysis, design thinking approaches, and managing supplier-driven digital transformation.​

This course is designed for leaders within manufacturing seeking to lead and or support business unit digital transformation initiatives.

Watch Our Leading Digital Transformation Course 


Watch our 8-minute webinar to learn about the industry-led approach utilized in the Leading Digital Transformation course.

Live Online Teaching

Real-time interactive conference-style education brought to you anywhere.

Earn a McMaster Certificate

Walk away with a McMaster | EMC Certificate and practical skills to think and problem-solve like a leader.

Skilled Industry Experts

Hear from academic instructors and experienced industry experts across disciplines.


Grow your professional network by connecting with like-minded business leaders across multiple industries.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand Canada's current and future positioning as a value add/productive nation.

  • Understand how to lead defining critical current state requirements, capturing disruption sensitivity, and identifying key drivers, owners and sponsors while maintaining action urgency.

  • Learn best practices when benchmarking & conducting a gap analysis - the shortfalls of digital twin strategies, defining current process threats, and achieving year one ROI, when evaluating the current state vs best in class.

  • Develop insight on using a design thinking methodology to lead DT opportunity discovery and stakeholder alignment while achieving short-term wins and year-one milestones.

  • Learn DT leadership implementation strategies, including defining realistic objectives, team alignment, developing robust communication plans, and utilizing phased implementation approaches.

  • Learn from industry leaders about the challenges, opportunities and pitfalls of leading Digital Transformation.


Hours of Training


Day Live




Course Content Breakdown

8:30am - 12:00pm Est

1:00pm - 4:30pm Est

  • Gain insight into utilizing a Design Thinking approach and tools to lead DT discovery, alignment and achieving year-one ROI.

  • Learn best practices in leading DT implementation strategies, including goal setting, team alignment, phased implementation and robust communication approaches.

  • Learn DT leadership lessons directly from industry leaders across a panellist discussion.

Who Should Attend?

  • Manufacturing Leaders

  • Team Leaders, Managers, Supervisors, Directors, Senior Leaders

  • Digital Transformation Project Managers

  • Change Agents

  • Graduate Students

  • Undergraduate Students

Upcoming Course Date

19 June 2023

Seat Capacity Limited

Registration Closed


Learn directly from senior industry leaders on the Leading Digital Transformation Course.

Speakers are subject to change based on availability.

Admission Details

Participants should have relevant work experience or education in their industry field; a college or university education is an asset but not required.


Please contact the Program Lead if you have specific questions about the background knowledge required to maximize your benefits from the program.

Tuition & Fees

Please note costs noted below are in CAD dollars, and do not include the 13% HST - Harmonized Sales Tax charged for Canadian Applicants.

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Southern Ontario Aerospace Subsidy Initiative

We would like to acknowledge the Government of Canada's support through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) for the Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI). The ARRI project has enabled a 90% subsidy cost reduction opportunity for qualifying members who work in a small to medium enterprise and support the Southern Ontario Aerospace sector. We are also pursuing other subsidy options for our participants; please contact the Program Lead for more information. 


Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples | Southern Ontario Aerospace Subsidy Initiative

In partnership with the Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples (OCIP), The ARRI project and OCIP have enabled up to a 100% subsidy cost reduction opportunity for qualifying members who are located within the Southern Ontario sector. Please complete the registration form with your selected courses and a member of OCIP will contact you to determine eligibility. 

Southern Ontario Aerospace Subsidy Cost

Course Enrolment

Course Certificate

$75 CAD

Excellence In Manufacturing Consortium Members

Course Enrolment

Course Certificate

$500 CAD

Qualifying Association Members

Course Enrolment

Course Certificate

$550 CAD

McMaster Alumni, Staff

Course Enrolment

Course Certificate

$550 CAD

Regular Cost

Course Enrolment

Course Certificate

$750 CAD

Leading Digital Transformation Course Brochure

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Apply Now

Apply for the Leading Digital Transformation Course on our New Registrant Application Page

Program Lead

Industry Operations Leadership & Management

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Ashan Corea

McMaster University

W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Certificates of Completion Professional Programs

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